The first table below looks at the demand for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Support in their job title over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Leeds region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 66 74 82
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 12 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.14% 0.88% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.93% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
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£260 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.27% +20.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.25 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
982 856 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 93.52% 94.38% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 455 624
Average daily rate £325 £308 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -3.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £186 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £449 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 34 48
Average hourly rate £13.50 £29.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.44% +93.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £10.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Applications Support
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Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Support across the Leeds region.

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support across the Leeds region.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title.

1 10 (66.67%) ITIL
2 9 (60.00%) Service Management
3 8 (53.33%) UNIX
4 6 (40.00%) Ubuntu
4 6 (40.00%) CentOS
4 6 (40.00%) Java
4 6 (40.00%) Python
5 5 (33.33%) MySQL
5 5 (33.33%) CMMI
5 5 (33.33%) Workflow
5 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 5 (33.33%) Splunk
6 4 (26.67%) COBIT
6 4 (26.67%) JIRA
6 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
6 4 (26.67%) SLA
6 4 (26.67%) Apache
6 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
7 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
7 3 (20.00%) N-Tier
7 3 (20.00%) NHS
7 3 (20.00%) Firewall
7 3 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (20.00%) FatWire
7 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
8 2 (13.33%) CMS
8 2 (13.33%) Perforce
8 2 (13.33%) SQL
8 2 (13.33%) Spring

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) Apache
1 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
2 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (13.33%) CMS
3 2 (13.33%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) SSH
2 1 (6.67%) PuTTY
2 1 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (13.33%) Spring
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (20.00%) NHS
3 2 (13.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) UNIX
2 6 (40.00%) Ubuntu
2 6 (40.00%) CentOS
3 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) ITIL
2 9 (60.00%) Service Management
3 5 (33.33%) CMMI
3 5 (33.33%) Workflow
4 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
5 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (13.33%) QMS
6 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
6 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
7 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
1 6 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
1 4 (26.67%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Splunk
2 3 (20.00%) FatWire
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) Perforce
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat